Three suspects are said to have stormed the Sambandou clinic in Vhembe district of Limpopo in the early hours of Monday morning and nurses stole their mobile phones, money and car keys at gunpoint.
Limpopo Police said the suspects allegedly broke into the compound through a back fence around 1:30 am and approached the guard room.
Suspects pointed firearms at security forces and demanded their pistols.
“They didn’t find any and instead robbed them of their cell phones and went to the hospital building where they stole the nurses’ cell phones, money and the keys of a doctor at gunpoint from the silver-gray Fortuner who belongs to a nurse. They used the car to flee the scene,” police spokeswoman Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said.
He said the police had been called to the scene and an initial investigation had been launched to track down the suspects.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in Vyeboom in the Vuwani police area.
Limpopo Police Chief Lt. Gen. Thembi Hadebe a high-level investigative team deployed to investigate the robbery.
“Any attack on a healthcare facility requires an appropriate and rapid response to ensure perpetrators are held accountable. We are encouraging community members to come forward with any information that may assist the investigation,” Hadebe said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators on 072 228 Sgt. Thulani Baloyi to call 2680 or CID number 0860010111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp.
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